Friday, May 11, 2012

Postcards

I've been in a bit of an ATC funk, so I'm switching to a new hobby. I'm still doing ATCs but not as much as I used to. My new thing, at least for now is postcards. I've done a few and I'm really having fun with them, I love getting mail and what better than an art postcard!! I joined a postcard swap and made a few, take a look!!!

The First one I made with torn up newspaper from Trader Joe's. I love their adds because they are very vintage looking and just neat. Then I color washed them with the new Dyan Reaveley sprays and added some cool stampsed images, also from Dyan Reaveley. I printed the "Home Sweet Home" from my computer and just cut it out. Postcards have to be flat in order to be able to mail them as a postcard so they differ from the ATCs since I can't add all the embelishments that I'd like to.

 
The next one I did with Tim and Ranger's alcohol inks on some glossy cardstock. I drew the flowers in the background and then added the Dyan Reaveley ABC stamp. I have a great big flower punch from Stampin up that I cute the flowers from and added a stamped writting on top. The upper left flower is a stamp from Wendy Vecchi, love her!! This one is fun with it's summer colors and flowers.

 

4 comments:

  1. That's a fun size to work with. Love your colors and how you used the alpha border like a banner. Do you put them through the mail w/o an envelope?

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  2. I have been in a general crafting slump so I have gone blog hopping for some inspiration. Love your postcards. The colors are just great and I love the little houses. Thanx for sharing and for the inspiration. Love your blog. :)

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  3. Awesome Claudine!!! These will be fun...bigger than an atc and about the size of a tag but wider, so great to fit stuff in. I love yours ... fun!!!

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  4. Oh I love these...they are so brilliant and wonderful.

    susan s.

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